The Rastafari movement is a Jamaican cultural expression of growing fame, fuelled by reggae music. Justifiably then, the phenomenal growth attracts serious critical historical and theological analysis.
A double book launch by one person is an unusual enough occurrence. What made last Thursday evening's dual launch by Horace Levy at the Multi-Functional Room, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, even more striking was that he was titled 'Author and Editor'.
Karen and Elise found me in the library one Tuesday afternoon. I was sitting in the back on the dusty floor, reading Jane Austen in the 'dim-greenish' light shed by the fluorescent bulb. Their faces were eager yet apprehensive, their eyes bright and feverish. I looked up at them, my eyes squinting in the dark room. Elise burst out first: "We saw Mikey's car!"
A tear slid down his cheek as Ly Sarith described the constant battle of wits for survival. If they shout "Attention!", don't stiffen like a soldier. They'll kill you. If they ask you to read something, don't. They'll know you're educated and kill you. His father was executed. He survived.
The College of Health Sciences, UTech, will host its first annual Health Professionals Conference at the university's Papine campus from July 10-11, under the theme 'New Trends in Health Care Research and Development'.
THE JAMAICA National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (JNC-UNESCO) has endorsed the Rotary Race to Literacy book drive, pledging not only the support of Jamaica but also promising to extend the support of the 193-member countries of UNESCO through its national commission.
THOUGH much of the Western world frowns upon polygamy, there are many others who see it as perfectly natural for a man to have multiple wives.South Africa's President Jacob Zuma famously has three wives, and earlier this year, he...
When the final buzzer sounded and the scores tallied at the end of this year's Schools' Challenge Quiz competition, it was an unlikely quartet of boys from Monk Street in Spanish Town who were declared winners.
The moment Danae stepped out of the Norman Manley International Airport, she felt a heady sense of relief wash over her. This was what she had been missing all along - the bright blue sky with the warm sunlight searing her shoulders, the delightful breeze that tickled the curls at the back of her neck...
If you enjoyed the story of Swimpy the Shrimp in the CD storybook Shaggy Parrot and the Reggae Band, and how he rose from being shy and underestimated to become a superstar, then the next book in the series is sure to strike your fancy.
The Department of History and Archaeology at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, has published a much-needed text for Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) students and teachers of history.
The University of Technology (UTech), in association with the Jamaica Institute of Management (JIM) School of Advanced Management, launched its intermediate securities course at a ceremony held on March 31 in cooperation with the Bloomberg Platform, regarded as the most respected real-time financial information network in the world.
The University College of the Caribbean (UCC) is the newest addition to the list of Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) approved tertiary institutions. The SLB was established to facilitate accessible higher education for all Jamaicans who meet the requirements.
Matthew woke up with a start. He stared around the room blearily and for a moment he couldn't figure out where he was. Then Laila shifted beside him and his mind cleared, memories of the day before clicking together like puzzle pieces. He rubbed his hands over his face and leaned back against the bed. He felt no regret, only resignation.